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I have a 2001 Trans Am. Both front turn signal

I have a 2001 Trans Am. Both front turn signal bulb sockets (which are also the running lights, so they stay on anytime the car is running and the parking brake handle is retracted) are burned from the heat of the bulb. Does anyone know of a recall or replacement upgrade sockets that will stand up to the heat?

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I dont think you'll find a replacement socket that will hold up any better and if you do please let me know where you found it ! Your local auto parts store should have replacements in stock. Also pick up a tube of dielectric grease and squeeze some into the sockets before installing the bulbs. This helps to disipate the heat and protect from corrosion. Also it is important to use new bulbs even though the old ones my still work.

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Not sure of any recall on these and looked through most of the recalls on this vehicle but you can go to the parts store and buy a replacement socket and cut the wires and replace the socket.

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Also be sure to check the turn signal housing -- mine cracked at the top, let water in, and blew out bulbs and corroded the sockets. replacing the socket helped, but they'd fill with water until i replaced them. unfortunately those are a dealer-only item.

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